The Northerner

Laughter fills the halls

Zach Grady

September 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Laughter filled the Student Union’s multipurpose room as comedian Lee Camp took the stage to perform for students as part of the Activities Planning Board’s Welcome Week events. Camp, a liberal comedian and activist, is best known for his stand-up comedy, in addition to providing comedic commentary on ...

More than pretty pictures

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

During a time when the virtual world, computers and the Internet are on every one’s minds, it is nice to return to something a little more physical and tactile such as collage. Collage involves assembling various objects and forms to create a new piece, and NKU has tapped into that vein with the new...

Beyond NKU

Zach Grady

August 25, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life

For students looking for a great place to socialize, a new place to study or to just see more than their dorm room, Greater Cincinnati offers many options for different personalities. Staff, faculty and students of Northern Kentucky University can ride Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky buses (TA...

Caution: award winning ideas ahead

Jeremy Jackson

April 21, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

What does a NKU advertising Viking ship, an automatic teller machine that dispenses e-books and a backpack that doubles as an umbrella have in common? Aside from sounding reminiscent of a bad joke, these items are indelibly linked by a common thread: NKUInnovates. The project, which began March 26 ...

I’m only worth $2.75

Vern Hockney

April 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

The evening began innocently enough. Sitting in The Northerner's office talking to the other editors, I decided that perhaps covering the Date Night auction hosted by the coed KKPsi band fraternity would be worthwhile. Little did I know that this event would draw me in past the point of no return i...

Noise Pollution in stereo

Jeremy Jackson

April 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

In a small room that manages to beat out the size of a closet by just a few feet, LPs adhere to the walls as decorative relics — a throwback to the heyday of turntables and a musical inception that transformed the world. Trendy concert leaflets hang close by to reinforce the rock “vibe” the studio...

Will play music for money

Jeremy Jackson

April 8, 2010


Filed under Campus Arts

The Northern Kentucky University Jazz Ensemble participates in a variety of on-campus performances every semester. But, for the past three years, the band has kept its instruments tuned and rhythm section at the ready in order to headline its local Blues Festival each spring. The festival, which showcases...

Nine years and still poignant

Jeremy Jackson

April 7, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Opinions, Viewpoints

Wine, decadent food and titillating conversation are the subjects of Northern Kentucky University’s latest production: Omnium Gatherum. The play is a two-hour ride by way of running discourse—but more closely resembles acrimony—covering the breadth of our nation’s hot topics: U.S. enslavement...

The jury draws a verdict

Jeremy Jackson & William Fisher

March 31, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life

It’s not very often Northern Kentucky University’s art gallery promotes such an assorted grouping of student art — ranging from heroic in nature, to the very macabre and surreal. The galleries -- located on the third floor of the Fine Arts Center -- are showcasing the Annual Juried Student...

Pattinson proves more than a vampire

Lauren Becker

March 23, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

Remember Me is the tale of two young adults looking to find their way in life, yet forever haunted by the deaths in their past. For Ally, she lost her mom to murder and Tyler was forced to say goodbye to his brother who took his own life. In a bet, the two wind up together but like most coming-...

Are you a film buff?

Kyle Sebree

March 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

he Norse Film Society is a little-known organization on campus. The group, which was started by Austin Dressman and Stephanie Mathena, is also a very organized group. There is a sense of passion involved with the members, who attend the weekly meetings regularly. Every Thursday at 3:00 p.m. in...

Two more days of Colored Museum

Kyle Sebree

March 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life

The current play being shown in Corbett Theatre will be ending after Sunday. The Colored Museum, which is a racial satire, is directed by faculty member Brian Robertson. If you haven’t had a chance to see the play yet the final dates are February 27 and 28. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. with single...

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